Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 month ago

Does a mother in law with full fledged Alzeheimer's be able to vote in the upcoming election?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Depends on her level of competency and the laws in her state.

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  • Tmess2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not automatically.  

    There is a legal process for declaring somebody incompetent.  Her mental condition (making certain assumptions about what you mean by "full-fledged" Alzheimer) may currently be poor enough to support a court making that finding if an interested party (doctor, social worker, family member) petitioned the court to have a guardian appointed.  

    In many states, if a person is declared legally incompetent, they are ineligible to vote.  However, an election authority does not have the power to remove a voter from the voting rolls merely because the election authority believes that the person is incompetent.

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  • 1 month ago

    Legally yes... morally no.

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  • Sally
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    yes, she can.  So can AOC.

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  • Jeff D
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If she's been declared mentally incompetent by a court, she will lose her right to vote in many states.

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  • 1 month ago

    Having Alzheimer's does not disqualify someone from their right to vote as far as I'm aware.

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  • 1 month ago

    Sure, if they can remember what they are supposed to do while inside the voting booth. 

    However, more often in Democrat run parts of the USA people with mental disabilities, people in comas, and dead people have the task of voting accomplished for them by DNC operatives ...... though the voters don't know they voted.  

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  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    good question. it depends on whether the election judges let someone in the voting booth with her. legally they aren't supposed to. but if they did let that person in the booth, that person could "vote" for her and then go vote for themselves. I'm sure that's happened in Cali more than a few times.

    • Annonymous
      Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      I'm sure it's happened in Texas too.

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  • 1 month ago

    There is no law saying she cannot vote.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    She has the right to vote.

    Whether she "can" vote or not depends on her level of function.

    Ethically speaking, her caregiver can and should help her vote if:

    1)  She understands what she is doing - choosing between candidates; and

    2)  She understands that the candidate(s) with the most votes will take office.

    If she doesn't understand these two basic things, it may be considered unethical to assist her in voting. 

    • Annonymous
      Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha.

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